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Series IV. Stewart Marsh Ellis papers, 1845 - 1933


Scope and Contents

Series IV, the Stewart Marsh Ellis papers, forms the last series of the Montague Summers papers, consisting of the letters, scrapbooks, and ephemera of the literary biographer S.M. Ellis which came into Summers' possession after the death of Ellis in 1933. There is ample evidence of the shared interests of Ellis and Summers, particularly in Victorian Romantic literature, ghost stories, and in the supernatural, generally, and letters from each as well. The letters in the S.M. Ellis papers roughly equal in extent those to Montague Summers in the collection. In the case of the newspaper clippings collected by Ellis, only those marked for Ellis by the cutting services or showing his handwriting or other reasonable evidence have been described in this series; quite likely, clippings or other material originally collected by Ellis have been described in the first three series of the Montague Summers papers.


  • 1845 - 1933

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 9.64 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The Stewart Marsh Ellis papers series is arranged to parallel the larger collection; it consists of three sub-series of Letters, Manuscripts, and Printed Matter.


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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